Amy Oppenheimer of the Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer in Berkeley was chosen to review claims that unnamed men “groped and touched us without our consent, made inappropriate comments about our bodies and our abilities." The letter was signed by 147 lobbyists, lawmakers and staff.
The former Dentons lawyer had been accused of downloading sensitive documents from the firm, then threatening to leak information to a legal blog unless he was provided $210,000 and a piece of artwork from the firm's LA office.
The firm Kasowitz Benson Torres brought the lawsuit under the False Claims Act against various chemical companies, including BASF and Dow Chemical, but a D.C. judge said the firm's legal theory failed.
On average, corporate law departments source intellectual property-related work to outside counsel and alternative service providers (ASPs) more often than when compared to their sourcing strategy for all legal matters in aggregate, according to the results of the spring edition of ALM Intelligence and Morrison & Foerster's General Counsel Up-at-Night survey and report. And if the sentiment expressed by the survey respondents continues to hold, increased economic and political uncertainty across the globe could result in even more IP work being sent to outside providers.
It should go without saying that Harvey Weinstein's alleged behavior was horrible, despicable, repulsive—not to mention, illegal. That much is clear. Not so clear is whether the revelations about Weinstein are truly that meaningful—and whether it will have lasting impact.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Orin Snyder and Texas trial lawyer Thomas Ajamie squared off in a boardroom drama at a prominent charity within the past year. Their imbroglio would underscore the means by which one of Hollywood’s most powerful individuals used his power.
Justice Anthony Ferrara, who is slated to retire at year’s end, will only be doing “chambers work” for the remainder of his judicial career, and he has been demoted to a city criminal court judge position.
Prominent Dallas criminal defense attorneys made appearances in hip implant trial on behalf of DePuy Orthopaedics and two of its lawyers after a federal judge asks the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office to question people in connection with an affidavit suggesting witness tampering.
Delaware legal observers this week acknowledged the possibility that derivative litigation stemming from damning allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could spill into the Delaware Court of Chancery, which would have jurisdiction over suits involving the Delaware-incorporated company Weinstein helped to found.
Despite running entirely unopposed, Vance has raised $344,732 in contributions this year. The donations range from multiple individual $10,000 donations, to a $10 donation from Upper East Side resident Matthew McEnerney. The list is also chock-full of attorneys.
The federal judge overseeing Google Inc.’s fight with federal prosecutors over foreign-stored data expressed concerns Wednesday over the company’s continued refusal to comply with a search warrant in a criminal investigation.
In Richard Susskind’s second edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers,” he urges law students and recent graduates interviewing with law firms to ask hiring partners and firm leaders pointed questions about their firms’ futures, including inquiries about long-term strategy and how they’ve integrated technology into their businesses. There’s no argument that those details are important information for private practice lawyers.
Alex Azar II, a former Wiley Rein partner who served four years as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the leading candidate to head the department, according to several accounts citing sources familiar with the matter.
Paul Feinman on Wednesday was sworn in as an associate judge on the Court of Appeals, New York state's highest court, making him the first openly gay member and filling the vacancy created by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam last spring.
Facing a high-stakes patent validity proceeding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company assigned the IP rights being challenged to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Because hey—sovereign immunity!
In this excerpt from an interview on Law.com's Unprecedented podcast, Gillian Hadfield talks about the challenges to revamping legal education, where law firms are failing, and why she thinks legaltech is also leaving a whole lot of the legal market underserved.
Legal consultants say the number of firms engaged in undisclosed merger negotiations is on the rise along with the volume of announced deals, making early intelligence about potential mergers an especially hot commodity.
This week on the Law.com Unprecedented podcast, we hear from Gillian Hadfield, a professor at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law and author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy.
In a profession where members treat every Facebook "like" or Twitter post as a potential spark for litigation, Beck is a provocateur straddling the line between First Amendment protections and the rules of attorney professionalism. She is the first to admit she rants. Often. And in public.
We asked a group of law students and a law grad focused the state of legal education what they think of Richard Susskind’s tips for finding the right firm where they can build a future. They didn’t hold back.
When an employer signals to the world that you’re The One by extending an offer, their time and effort to reach that point should be appreciated, respected and given the professional courtesy of a live response.
You’d like to think a lawyer would recognize when filing a lawsuit is not just ill-advised, but might actually make things worse. Or not. Case in point: Attorney Andrew Greene’s libel suit against Paramount Pictures.
Litigation funders Vannin and Bentham separately announced continued growth in their U.S. operations Monday, with Vannin bringing on several former judges as advisers while Bentham announced hires to oversee a new bankruptcy unit.
Legal ethicists are expected to take the stand at a trial starting this week against for Evan Greebel, a former Kaye Scholer and Katten Muchin Rosenman partner facing federal conspiracy charges for his role advising disgraced hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli.
Wells Fargo & Co. has named Michael Roemer, former group head of compliance for Barclays bank, as its new chief compliance officer even as it reported third-quarter revenue at least two percent below the same quarter a year ago in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Two years after Crowell & Moring named government contracts partner Angela Styles its new leader, the firm is poised to pass that role to Philip Inglima, a member of Crowell & Moring's white-collar and regulatory enforcement group.
In the public furor over revelations that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office declined to pursue groping charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the office’s defense has reste largely on insufficiency of evidence claims.
A former professor who was fired after creating an online parody video depicting faculty members as Nazis can proceed with his breach of contract claims against the university where he worked, a federal court in Pennsylvania has ruled.
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